Fifa vice-president, Jim Boyce, came out this week and stated that diving in football was like a cancer. In recent weeks Liverpool striker, Luis Suarez, and Tottenham Left Winger, Gareth Bale, have attracted criticism for how easily they go to ground. Diving has been controversial for a while now in football, and understandably so. It is deliberate cheating, but despite this, no one will be remembered like Diego Maradona was for his famous ‘Hand of God’ goal, simply because diving has been accepted as a part of the modern game. [...]
It’s that time of year again. The time when that certain type of fever comes around that football fans just cannot get enough of. The Champions League is the most precious prize within European football and any club’s must have trophy. Alex Rathke examines the English club’s chances and their opponents. Defending champions Chelsea FC last year became the first London based club to win the Champions League under owner Roman Abramovich and assistant first team coach Roberto Di Matteo. Questions straight after the win threw Di Matteo under the [...]
The English FA have charged Rio Ferdinand with improper conduct .
England took on The Rest of the World in a charity soccer game at Old Trafford. Read about all the action here as Studenty’s Kevin Bolger reports…
Republic of Ireland Manager Giovanni Trapattoni is hoping tomorrow night’s game against Bosnia and Herzegovina proves to be a good exercise for his squad as they gear up for the European Championships next month.
Studenty’s Cáthal Power previews the Rebel Army’s trip to the capital to face Shelbourne in their Airtricity Premier Division clash…
Studenty’s Jack Squibb revisits the Hillsborough disaster on the 23rd anniversary when 96 Liverpool fans never came home.
Champions versus Champions, Cork versus Dublin. The old rivalry that is Cork City FC versus Shamrock Rovers FC will once again be played out this Friday 16 Match at 7.05pm. The Rebel Army go into Friday night’s fixture in Turners Cross with reigning champions Shamrock Rovers on the back of two straight defeats. This is in stark contrast to Shamrock Rovers who have taken maximum points from their opening two fixtures. The Tallaght men come into the game with plenty of confidence having dispatched Monaghan United 3-1 in Tallaght, while [...]
Every Sunday Roisin Peddle takes a look at the top ten stories that made the headlines this week on Studenty. 2012 might be ancient at this stage but it doesn’t mean that we here in Studenty have forgotten about New Year self-improvement. Among our top ten stories are nuggets of golden, crispy wisdom… 1. The actress Maria Doyle Kennedy and Kevin Kennedy recently played a gig in Kinsale. Tom McCarthy found it an almost religious experience… 2. Ireland lost one of its most impassioned campaigners recently with the death of [...]
Wolverhampton Wanderers have announced that manager Mick McCarthy has been sacked. McCarthy’s position was made untenable by a 5-1 home defeat to rivals West Bromwich Albion on Sunday – a result that was greeted with fury by the home fans in Molineux stadium at the final whistle. Some fans vented their anger towards the directors box during the game and a couple of hundred fans protested outside the ground, long after the final whistle. The defeat was the latest in a woeful run that has seen the Midlands club drop [...]
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